NYCS First Impression: American Young ‘Soundtrack of Your Life’ EP

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For country music duo American Young, to say a great deal of excitement is anticipated over the next few months would be an understatement. On top of the premiere of their latest single “Die Another Day” by BBC Radio 2 earlier this month, becoming three-time nominees with the British Country Music Association, and announcing a ton of new tour dates and performances in the U.K., the group has officially released their newest EP Soundtrack of Your Life today, Friday August 23rd.

Soundtrack of Your Life consists of 5 songs featuring already fan-favorite “Gonna Be You,” the widely received title track, “Die Another Day”, and two others titled “Falling Star”, and “Seminole Wind.”

“We’re stoked to finally release what we’ve been working on for so long. We’re so lucky we get to live our dream!”, American Young said with elation at Tuesday’s announcement of American Young as International Tourist Artist Nominees by the British Country Music Association for the third year in a row.

The EP as a whole has a very uplifting and pragmatic feel to it. “Die Another Day” is a song about putting an end to violence, coming together, and realizing what is really important in this world, sending out an extremely positive and relevant message in a time where gun violence is a major issue facing our world.

“Gonna Be You” is a love song about not being able to imagine a life loving someone other than your significant other, while “Falling Star” is all about the moment you meet that one special person. They even put a folky twist on a cover of John Anderson’s classic “Seminole Wind”.

The title track is an inspiring anthem that will give you feelings of nostalgia of milestones in your life such as your “16th Fourth of July”, and “the song on the radio the day you learned how to drive” that truly make up the soundtrack of your life. American Young recently visited Houston Middle School in Memphis, Tenn., where they performed this song with the school’s band in attempts to inspire young students to live out their dreams. This video, that has gained notice and been shared by the CMA Foundation, has already gained more than 65K views, you can watch the clip here.

In between writing their new music, American Young has appeared on the first two seasons of E!’s “Very Cavallari” and will definitely be seen much more in the upcoming season three.

To keep up with American Young, follow them on  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For their latest tour dates, visit

Soundtrack of Your Life is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.


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